Grand Italianate-Style Home in Philadelphia

Great Room: Philadelphia Italianate House

Photo by: Zillow To call this a great room is an understatement. The high-ceilinged room is filled with natural light thanks to almost floor-to-ceiling windows, and doors open onto an adjacent wisteria-adorned flagstone terrace. The 6,696-square-foot Italianate house is located in Philadelphia’s popular Chestnut Hill neighborhood.

This large Philadelphia home offers the best of both worlds: It’s loaded with historical charm but is located in close proximity to the heart of the city — and as a bonus, it’s in Chestnut Hill, one of the city’s most exclusive and desirable neighborhoods. It’s like having your own charming — and very spacious — old-time retreat in the middle of an exciting city.

Built in 1925, this home boasts many grand elegant touches of Italianate architecture, including a front portico flanked by columns, a sweeping grand staircase and soaring ceilings. Several large rooms adjacent to the front entry provide the perfect opportunity for entertaining.  The huge eat-in kitchen has a traditional style, with copper sinks, natural wood cabinets and a butler’s pantry. 

The master suite includes a sitting room where you can enjoy lots of natural sunlight, plus a light-filled tile bathroom with double sinks and lots of storage. The home also has a gourmet kitchen, office, in-law suite and lounge/den with fireplace. Outside, you can relax on the wisteria-draped flagstone terrace surrounded by lush gardens. 

About the House

Terrace: Philadelphia Italianate House
  • Location: Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia
  • Listed By: Karen Regan of Elfant Wissahickon Realtors
  • Price: $1,350,000

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